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  1. A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm
    Renovation

    A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm

    The storied residence of blues musician John Len Chatman—aka Memphis Slim—kicks off its next chapter as a creative hub.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken West
    06.24.14

  2. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 10:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    02.19.12

  3. 10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat
    Post

    10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat

    With the weather creeping towards record highs here in the Bay Area, we turn our minds to everything cool. From pools to ice cream to architecture designed to enjoy the breeze, we'll take anything...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.01.13

  4. Red, Wood, and Blue
    House Tours

    Red, Wood, and Blue

    An entreprenurial pair of Belgian brothers land in one of Texas's few bohemian oases, become property owners, and find that sharing a house in adulthood isn't half bad.

    written by: Sam Martin
    10.23.09

  5. How to Make a Mid-Century Holiday Village
    Post

    How to Make a Mid-Century Holiday Village

    This season millions of us are going to be spending more time at home and forgoing over-the-top shopping. Here's a wholesome project the whole family can enjoy–creating a tiny cardboard...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.03.08

  6. Shop the Dwell Store's Dwell on Design Pop-Up
    Product

    Shop the Dwell Store's Dwell on Design Pop-Up

    For the first time since launching online in November 2013, the Dwell Store had a physical presence at Dwell on Design Los Angeles from June 20–22, 2014. The curated collection of products included...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.25.14

  7. Venice Biennale: Arsenale
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Arsenale

    I was once told, "If you ever go to the Venice Biennale, you will see all of the architecture that the world will be seeing for the next two years."  So here I am, at the opening of...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.31.10

  8. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  9. In Memoriam: Julius Shulman
    Post

    In Memoriam: Julius Shulman

    We here at the Dwell offices were all saddened to learn that architectural photographer Julius Shulman passed away last night at the age of 98. His photography helped define mid-century modernism...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.16.09

  10. Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco
    Post

    Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

    Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    04.04.14

  11. Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake
    Shops

    Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake

    Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.07.11

  12. Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods
    We Recommend

    Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods

    One Fall design trend that we are really loving this season is warm wood tones. Whether in the building material, the furniture, or accessories you choose, this Fall is all about those rich...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.10.13

  13. 6 Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Updates
    Renovation

    6 Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Updates

    If you're lucky enough to own a home with "Neutra bones," here are six examples of how to update the mid-century feel for modern living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  14. 8 Modern Mountainside Homes
    Houses We Love

    8 Modern Mountainside Homes

    Nothing beats a splendid view of a majestic mountaintop, and there’s no better venue from which to enjoy the vista than a modern house. Here are 8 homes from our pages that celebrate mountain...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  15. URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation
    Post

    URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation

    The Tulane University School of Architecture recently broke ground on their fourth URBANbuild prototype home. The URBANbuild program was started after Hurricane Katrina as a collaboration between a...

    02.09.09

  16. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  17. Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
    Interviews

    Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

    The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module for prefabricated houses.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    01.19.14

  18. Monobloc Blues
    The Argument

    Monobloc Blues

    The secret history of a plastic classic that doesn’t sit quite right.

    written by: William Bostwick
    02.21.12

  19. City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn
    House Tours

    City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn

    A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five unique homes in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck
    10.12.12

  20. Campbells' Coup
    House Tours

    Campbells' Coup

    Modernist furniture may signal worldly tastes, but its American origins lie in Michigan’s humble reaches. It’s here that Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a lakeside cottage into a...

    written by: James Griffioen
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.10

  21. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
    A Great Idea

    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  22. Touring the Freitag Factory
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.09

  23. Prefab Escapism: Carré d'Etoiles
    Post

    Prefab Escapism: Carré d'Etoiles

    While camping up in Oregon over the fourth of July weekend, I realized when lying on my back in my tent that I wasn't really fulfilling my fervent outdoorsy wish to 'sleep beneath the stars,'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.14.09

  24. Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright
    Product

    Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright

    Chicago-based auction house Wright is well-regarded for its 20th-century furniture sales—and for discoveries of underrated modern craft. We've rounded up our top ten picks from the 2014 Mass Modern...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.14

  25. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
    Outdoor

    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

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